We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Hustle & Flow

Hustle & Flow

Craig Brewer (2005)

111min
15 Certificate
Fri 16 Dec 11:35am - 1:35pm Sky Cinema Select
HD SUB WIDE
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

Our Score
Craig Brewer's urban drama features a star-making turn by Terrence Howard as DJay, a small-time pimp who lives with three of his women in a broken-down house in Memphis. However, DJay dreams of trading in the life of hustling for one showing off his skills at "flow", the essence of smooth rap. In a makeshift home studio, aided and abetted by local friends (including Barbershop's Anthony Anderson), DJay lays down some music and plans to hustle a visiting rap star (played by Ludacris) into giving him a hand up. Alternately unblinkingly truthful about the pimp code of conduct and as corny as cheese puffs, Hustle & Flow works its charm by subtle degrees. But this is Howard's show. With his jheri-curled hair and cunning green-eyed glare, he gives an outstanding performance that betters even his impressive work in Crash, where his striving yuppie couldn't have been more different from lowlife DJay.

Summary

A pimp and drug pusher decides to change his ways after reaching the age at which his father died. Using his experience of life on the streets, he becomes a rapper, and an encounter with a local hip-hop star gives him the perfect chance to begin his career in music. Drama, starring Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning and Isaac Hayes.

Cast & Crew

DJay Terrence Howard
Key Anthony Anderson
Nola Taryn Manning
Shug Taraji P Henson
Lexus Paula Jai Parker
Yevette Elise Neal
Shelby D J Qualls
Skinny Black Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Arnel Isaac Hayes
Director Craig Brewer
see more

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Nov 2005

Drama

Have Your Say What did you think of Hustle & Flow?

view all comments (0)